This week we look at The Seeds of Doom. Along the way, Hayden completes his Doctor Who annual collection, Mark and Allan celebrate their first anniversary on the podcast, we recall the hot summer of 1976 and Mark tells how he once met John Challis.


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(00:02:15) Photos of the covers of the 1969 and 1970 Doctor Who annuals which complete Hayden’s annuals collection can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:10:50) West Kirby Rotary Club has got a very special comedy night lined up at Hoylake Social Club on Monday 16th October. Stand-up comedy will be provided by headliners Michael Legge (BBC6 Music, The Dave Gorman Show, The Alternative Comedy Experience) and Robin Ince. Robin has appeared in The Office and consulted on the writing of Skins, but is probably best know as co-host, with Professor Brian Cox, of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage.

(00:12:21) “Who at the Playhouse” is a one day event celebrating Doctor Who and his robot companion K9. Meet the stars of Doctor Who in a non-stop day of stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels and photograph sessions on what will be the 40th anniversary of K9’s first appearance on Saturday 1st October 1977.

(00:21:28) Peter Capaldi’s script for Listen raises £5,000 at auction for a Syrian Refugees in the UK charity.

(00:34:59) The ladybird plague of 1976.

(00:35:32) Doc only survived the sweltering summer of 1976 thanks to frozen Jubblies and standpipes in the streets.

(00:37:02) Mark obtained John Challis’s autograph at The Theatre Royal, Margate in 2015.

(01:04:28) “Jackanory” was a long-running BBC children’s television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was transmitted from 1965 to 1996.

“Orange Man” is a British television advertisement for the soft drink Tango Orange and became the “You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d” campaign in the 1990s and 2000s. The advertisement features an orange man slapping a Tango drinker across the cheeks, a wacky metaphor for tasting Tango, and was intended as a reaction against the norm of “cause and effect” television advertising at the time was largely focused on scenarios where peoples lives were improved by the product being advertised. Orange Man caused controversy after reports of injuries when children began copying the events of the advertisement in school playgrounds, and was subsequently banned, with two other versions of Orange Man replacing it, both showing different scenarios aside from slapping.

(01:24:05) “Recessional” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It was composed for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, in 1897.

(01:24:05) The Dorothy L Sayers novel referred to here is “The Five Red Herrings”.

(01:          ) This audio clip of Sylvia Coleridge is from the “Blakes 7” S02E11 “Gambit”.

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